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The Trailer for Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger TV Show Just Gave Me Shivers

Suddenly I am 100% on board.


There’s a new Marvel TV show coming to Freeform based on the superhero duo Cloak and DaggerSince Freeform is a network geared at young adults (they’re also bringing us Squirrel Girl) emphasis is on the teenage relationship of the leads. But quite frankly, this looks incredibly cool and nothing at all like your average high school soap.

Cloak and Dagger, who first appeared in Spider-man comics in the ’80s, have made appearances throughout numerous Marvel comics series before getting their own title. They were depicted as teenage runaways with mutant powers (gained through bad drugs) that play off of each other, and took on problems like … the war on drugs that sparked their origin story. They also addressed a range of social issues that remain evergreen.

Here’s the official show synopsis: “Two teenagers from very different backgrounds find themselves burdened and awakened to newly acquired superpowers while falling in love.”

I didn’t have any particular expectations for the TV adaptation, but this first trailer looks intense as hell and made me tilt towards the screen, trying to drink in all the details. Freeform might be skewed towards a younger demographic, but this looks like some exciting television, period. It also feels well-timed for our world.

And I am HERE for the chemistry between leads Olivia Holt (Dagger, who can emit sharp beams of light) and Aubrey Joseph (Cloak, who has the opposite power of enveloping darkness). Let’s get these two crazy kids together, stat. Or, you know, over many twisty, angst-filled, action-packed seasons.

(image: Marvel Comics)

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Kaila is a lifelong New Yorker. She's written for io9, Gizmodo, New York Magazine, The Awl, Wired, Cosmopolitan, and once published a Harlequin novel you'll never find.